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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class vs. 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Impreza WRX than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Impreza WRX will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class as you will with the Subaru Impreza WRX, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Impreza WRX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is much higher than that for the Subaru Impreza WRX.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a little narrower than the Subaru Impreza WRX, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Impreza WRX.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru Impreza WRX.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Impreza WRX, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is significantly less powerful than the Subaru Impreza WRX. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the Subaru Impreza WRX. The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru Impreza WRX.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class than that of the Subaru Impreza WRX.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLA-Class

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $47,450
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2014 Subaru
Impreza WRX

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $37,845
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% As low as 2.90%
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City MPG: 23 - 26 17 - 19
Highway MPG: 31 - 38 23 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $27,807 - $44,129 $24,540 - $35,751

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